Exchange Earns Top 100 Military Friendly Employer Designation

DALLAS – After an exhaustive analysis, Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, has named the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to the 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer list.   

More than 5,000 eligible companies were ranked based on their long-term commitment to hiring former military service members, recruiting and hiring efforts as well as policies for National Guard and Reserve employees called to serve on active duty.

“We are very proud of our commitment to hire veterans. In fact, more than 10 percent of our workforce is comprised of veterans,” said Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph Ward, Exchange Deputy Director. “Veterans serving veterans is a recipe for success – our associates truly know their customers, they want to stay connected with the military, and they are fully committed to our mission – we go where the troops go.”

Since February 2014, the Exchange has hired 797 veterans and is proud to partner with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Warfighter Program and Feds Hire Vets.

“The Exchange looks forward to our continued partnership with programs designed to assist veterans in finding jobs that allow them the privilege of continued service to our nation,” Ward added.

To view current Exchange job and management trainee postings, visit the Apply My Exchange website at www.applymyexchange.com.

The Exchange, which was ranked No. 71, will be featured along with other companies earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation in the December edition of G.I. Jobs magazine.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative, please contact Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Eastman at 214-312-2132 or eastmanag@aafes.com.